June 29, 2022

Bible App Announces ‘Most Popular Bible Verse’ of 2019

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More people engaged with the Bible App this year than any previous year.

YouVersion, which offers the popular option to read or listen to the Bible on your phone and has 400 million users worldwide, has announced this year’s most popular Bible verse: Philippians 4:6.

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“Don’t worry about anything; rather pray for everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done,” reads the New Living Translation.

YouVersion’s Bible app gives people the ability to do Bible studies together on their phone.
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“We are heartened to see so many people turn to the Bible in response to their worries, remember what God has done in their lives, and choose to trust His faithfulness,” said YouVersion founder Bobby Gruenewald. , in a press release.

With a “Verse of the Day”, reading plans and other ways to access the Bible, the YouVersion manager said, “We are humbled by the opportunity to see lives changed in every country around the world. .”

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The Bible App, launched by Edmond, Oklahoma megachurch Life.Church in 2008, offers over 2,000 versions of the Bible in over 1,350 languages. However, more than a billion people around the world do not have access to a complete Bible in their native language, according to YouVersion.

YouVersion added a feature to the Bible App this year called "biblical lens" allowing users to put bible verses on photos.

YouVersion added a feature to the Bible App this year called “Bible Lens” allowing users to put Bible verses on photos.
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Most of the app’s growth has come from outside the United States.

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Poland was one of the fastest growing countries with an increase of 75%. India saw 51% more engagement in 2019 compared to last year. Bible engagement has also increased in Southeast Asia in countries like Cambodia and Vietnam, registering increases of 36% and 37%, respectively.

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“Each year when we dig into these numbers, we are overwhelmed with how God uses this app to deliver his message of hope and love to a hurting world,” Gruenewald added. “Nor can we help but recognize how much work remains to be done together as a global church to reach every nation.”